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Kyrgyzstanite

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Tian Shan mountains range in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Formula:
ZnAl4SO4(OH)12 · 3H2O
System:
Monoclinic
Colour:
Light blue - greenish
Lustre:
Vitreous
Hardness:
2 - 2½
Name:
For the country.

Classification of Kyrgyzstanite

Approved
Approval Year:
2004
7.DD.75

7 : SULFATES (selenates, tellurates, chromates, molybdates, wolframates)
D : Sulfates (selenates, etc.) with additional anions, with H2O
D : With only medium-sized cations; sheets of edge-sharing octahedra

Physical Properties of Kyrgyzstanite

Vitreous
Diaphaneity (Transparency):
Transparent
Colour:
Light blue - greenish
Hardness (Mohs):
2 - 2½
Hardness (Vickers):
VHN20=47 - 87 kg/mm2
Cleavage:
Perfect
(001)
Density:
2.25(2) g/cm3 (Measured)    2.242 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Kyrgyzstanite

Type:
Biaxial (-)
RI values:
nα = 1.517(2) nβ = 1.525(2) nγ = 1.527(2)
2V:
Calculated: -53°
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.010
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness) and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Low
Dispersion:
Strong r < v

Chemical Properties of Kyrgyzstanite

IMA Formula:
ZnAl4SO4(OH)12 · 3H2O
Elements listed in formula:

Crystallography of Kyrgyzstanite

Crystal System:
Monoclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 10.246 Å, b = 8.873 Å, c = 17.22 Å
β = 96.41°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.155 : 1 : 1.941
Unit Cell Volume:
V 1,555.73 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
8.60(100)
7.93(70)
4.83(80)
4.27(100)
2.516(70)
2.292(80)
1.998(95)
1.896(65)
Comments:
From type description.

Type Occurrence of Kyrgyzstanite

Relationship of Kyrgyzstanite to other Species

Other Members of Group:
ChalcoalumiteCuAl4(SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Mbobomkulite(Ni,Cu)Al4((NO3)2,SO4)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.05FelsőbányaiteAl4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
7.DD.10LangiteCu4SO4(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.10PosnjakiteCu4SO4(OH)6 · H2O
7.DD.10WroewolfeiteCu4SO4(OH)6 · 2H2O
7.DD.15SpangoliteCu6AlSO4(OH)12Cl · 3H2O
7.DD.20Ktenasite(Cu,Zn)5(SO4)2(OH)6 · 6H2O
7.DD.25ChristeliteZn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30CampigliaiteCu4Mn2+(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30OrthoserpieriteCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
7.DD.30NiedermayriteCu4Cd(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.30EdwardsiteCu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.35Carrboydite(Ni1-xAlx)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2O (x<0.5, n>3x/2)
7.DD.35GlaucoceriniteZn1-xAlx(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2O (x<0.5, n>3x/2)
7.DD.35Honessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2O (x < 0.5, n < 3x/2)
7.DD.35Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2O (x < 0.5, n > 3x/2)
7.DD.35Motukoreaite[Mg6Al3(OH)18][Na0.6(SO4,CO3)2 · 12H2O]
7.DD.35MountkeithiteMg11Fe33+(SO4)3.5(OH)24 · 11H2O
7.DD.35ShigaiteNaAl3Mn62+(SO4)2(OH)18 · 12H2O
7.DD.35WermlanditeMg8Al2(OH)18(SO4)2 · 12H2O
7.DD.35Woodwardite(Cu,Al)9(SO4)2(OH)18 · nH2O
7.DD.35Zincaluminite(Zn,Al)9(SO4)2(OH)18 · nH2O
7.DD.35Hydrowoodwardite(Cu1-xAlx)(SO4)x/2(OH)2 · nH2O (x < 0.5, n > 3x/2)
7.DD.35ZincowoodwarditeZn1-xAlx(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O (x=0.32-0.50)
7.DD.35NatroglaucoceriniteZn8-xAlx(OH)16(SO4)x/2+y/2Nay(H2O)6
7.DD.35NikischeriteNaFe62+Al3(SO4)2(OH)18(H2O)12
7.DD.40LawsonbaueriteMn92+Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.40TorreyiteMg9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22 · 8H2O
7.DD.45MooreiteMg15(SO4)2(OH)26 · 8H2O
7.DD.50NamuwiteZn4SO4(OH)6 · 4H2O
7.DD.55BechereriteZn7Cu(OH)13[SiO(OH)3SO4]
7.DD.60RamsbeckiteCu15(SO4)4(OH)22 · 6H2O
7.DD.65VonbezingiteCa6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12 · 2H2O
7.DD.70RedgilliteCu6SO4(OH)10 · H2O
7.DD.75ChalcoalumiteCuAl4SO4(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.75Nickelalumite(Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2O
7.DD.80GuarinoiteZn6SO4(OH)10 · 5H2O
7.DD.80Schulenbergite(Cu,Zn)7(SO4)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.80ThérèsemagnaniteNaCo4(SO4)(OH)6Cl · 6H2O
7.DD.80UM1992-30-SO:CCuHZn(Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10 · 3H2O
7.DD.85MontetrisaiteCu6(SO4)(OH)10 · 2H2O

Other Names for Kyrgyzstanite

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

Other Information:
Insoluble in water, dissolves in heated HCl
Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Kyrgyzstanite

Reference List:
Agakhanov, A.A., Karpenko, V.Y., Pautov, L.A., Uvarova, Y.A., Sokolova, E., Hawthorne, F.C., and Bekenova, G.K. (2005) Kyrgyzstanite, ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12(H2O)3 - a new mineral from the Kara-Tangi, Kyrgyzstan. New Data on Minerals 40, 23-28.

Internet Links for Kyrgyzstanite

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Localities for Kyrgyzstanite

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Argentina
 
  • Jujuy
    • Rinconada Department
M. de Brotdkorb (2002)
Austria
 
  • Styria
    • Fischbacher Alpen
      • Rettenegg
        • Prinzkogel (Prinzenkogel)
          • Prinzkogel mines
            • Northern District
Jakely, D. et al. (2008)
Greece
 
  • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
    • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
      • Lavrion District Mines
        • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
          • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
M.E. Ciriotti collection [S. Möckel 2010 - EDX+PXRD]; Kolitsch, U., Rieck, B., Brandstätter, F., Schreiber, F., Fabritz, K. H., Blaß, G. & Gröbner, J. (2014): Neufunde aus dem altem Bergbau und den Schlacken von Lavrion (I). Mineralien-Welt 25 (1), 60-75 (in German).
Italy
 
  • Veneto
    • Vicenza Province
      • Recoaro Terme
        • Civillina Mt.
Boscardin M. et alii. "I minerali nel Vicentino", Museo "G. Zannato", Montecchio Maggiore, (Vicenza) 2011.
Kyrgyzstan (TL)
 
  • Batken Oblast
Canadian Mineralogist: 43: 1511-1519.; Atali A. Agakhanov et al (2005) New Data on Minerals Vol 40 pp23-28
Romania
 
  • Maramureș Co.
    • Baia Sprie (Felsőbánya)
      • Baia Sprie mine (Felsőbánya mine)
Collector: Gábor Koller, XRD: Sándor Szakáll/Béla Fehér
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